Guatemalan Tunic Pillow

This vibrant throw pillow is handmade from reclaimed, intricately-woven Guatemalan fabric.


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Woven with History

Centuries before the arrival of European explorers, the people of Central America had mastered the art of textile weaving. Their backstrap loom, which is held taut with a loop around the weaver, was simple and yet allowed its users to create intricate, symbolic patterns. Women traditionally wore a tunic called a huipil, with images of nature, symbols of her community or even details about her own life might be woven into the very fabric.

Now, the women of Guatemala are drawing upon that heritage of craftsmanship in a whole new way. Working with fair trade partners in the United States, they are reclaiming and cleaning discarded huipil tunics, and upcycling that cotton fabric into these striking pillows. The detailed woven textures become bold decorative details, finished off with colorful tassels at each corner that echo the ribbons and fringe that would have once graced their edges. Handmade in Guatemala.

This pillow is also available in a larger size.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Guatemala

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Handmade Recycled Exclusive
Made from
polyester fiber fill, reclaimed cotton
20" L x 20" W
Dry clean only.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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